Mentoring Program

As a part of your community for over 40 years, Youth and Family Services is committed to programming that supports the emotional and mental health of children, parents and families. We provide parent education, after-school programs and high quality counseling services. 

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Join us for dancing, basketball, dogdeball, pizza and more... 

4 dances and a Pool Party only $15.00. Join 700 of your friends for the next FNA dance. Click to learn more.

Youth Services Welcome...
  Parenting the       Anxious Child     

A 3-week parenting class for children diagnosed with anxiety or who worry too much


Meetings at Youth Services start in 2017

Youth Services is very happy to host  the northern Lake County Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Distorder meeting at our office. Click to learn more about this great orginization and meetings.

School Refusal/School Anxiety in Children and Adolescent          
Tuesday, November 7th from 6:30-8 pm
Warren-Newport Public Library

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Youth Mental Health First Aid ​​
Learn to recognize and respond to mental health conditions that impact youth

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Gurnee & Park City Teen Centers

Teen Center Mission
To support local youth by providing a safe and supervised social environment that promotes skills for a healthy lifestyle. The Teen Center is a “drop in” program and the youth can attend and leave freely.

Youth entering grades 6-12 and must be a Warren Township resident or attending Districts 50, 56 or 121. Nominal annual fee— needs based scholarships are available.

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Do you need help for yourself or a friend?
Text  LAKECO to 844-823-5323
Text-A-Tip  is  24/7    365     Anonymous
Text-A-Tip is a crisis helpline that youth can use to communicate with a licensed clinician about concerns about themselves or a friend.
Download the Text-A-Tip App
Go to your App Store and download "Lake County Help"
Same Help, Easier Access

View the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression
Teen Depression Screening
Erika's Lighthouse offeres a self-report depression screener for teens who think they may have depression. For the tool or more info, please click button.
Many parents don't know the signs of depression. Erika's Lighthouse provides a great resource designed to help parents know what's going on with their child, find the right treatment, deal with the schools, negotiate insurance issues and other valuable tools.
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